More CAD images of the Apple iPhone 8 surface

More CAD images of the Apple iPhone 8 surface
With the end of May just days away, it could be just three months before the Apple iPhone 8 is introduced. Of course, the tenth-anniversary premium model could go by another name when Apple shows it off to the public. Other monikers bandied about include the Apple iPhone Edition, and the Apple iPhone X. The latter name would have the benefit of having a dual meaning. "X" could denote something different and premium, while also representing the number 10 in Roman numerals.

During the weekend, some more CAD (computer aided design) images of the Apple iPhone 8 were disseminated from the Twitter account of Benjamin Geskin. While these are not images of a finished product of course, it does appear that they were made with Apple's plan "A" in mind. That plan calls for Touch ID to be embedded under the touchscreen display. But over the last three months, there has been talk about Apple having problems implementing this design. Samsung had a similar idea in mind for the Galaxy S8/S8+ fingerprint scanner, but couldn't get it done in time. That is why the fingerprint reader is found in an awkward position right next to the rear-facing camera on both Samsung models.

Apple's plan "B" also calls for a rear-facing Touch ID; however it should be noted that the round circle you see on the CAD designs represents the placement of the Apple logo. Whether Touch ID will be virtual and found under the display, or a physical button located on back of the handset is something we just might have to wait those three aforementioned months to discover.

As for the images that you'll find in the slideshow, they do contain some of the features that we have been seeing on other leaks such as the vertically positioned dual-rear cameras, and the sensors on the top of the front screen. The back is reportedly made with glass so that the device can be charged wirelessly.

As we get closer to September, we can expect an exponential increase in the number of leaks, and the quality of the information tipped. That means you should plan on checking in often for the latest on the eagerly awaited Apple iPhone 8.

source: @VenyaGeskin1 (1), (2) via BGR
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